Exploring the impact on the health and well-being of young adults’ participation in ‘the club’
Manship, S. 2017. Exploring the impact on the health and well-being of young adults’ participation in ‘the club’. Journal of Applied Arts and Health. 8 (3), pp. 295-307. https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah.8.3.295_1
This study explores the impact of creative arts on the health and well-being of six selected young adults who participated in productions at a performance and entertainment venture (‘The Club’). The qualitative design incorporates in-depth interviews with performers and producers to uncover their stories and experiences, from which key themes are drawn.
The study uncovers a number of physical, mental and psychosocial benefits, including empowerment, the learning of new skills, creating and maintaining positive relationships, enhanced confidence and resilience, opportunities for self-expression, and engagement in meaningful activities.
Challenges to well-being are also elicited regarding the sometimes negative impact of creative roles on health and well-being. The findings align with evidence from previous studies about the benefits of creative arts in terms of health and well-being promotion. Suggestions for community-based interventions incorporating creative arts are made, including the need for further research in this area.
|Keywords||Creative arts; health; health promotion; performance art; well-being; young adults|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Arts and Health|
|Journal citation||8 (3), pp. 295-307|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah.8.3.295_1|
|01 Dec 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||18 Jan 2018|
|Accepted||08 May 2017|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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